I am thinking about knocking down the wall between my kitchen and dining room.
October 3, 2008 8:44 AM Subscribe
I am considering knocking down the wall between my kitchen and my dining room. Multiple questions inside.
posted by hazyspring to home & garden (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My house is pretty small, about 1250 square feet. I wish my kitchen was just a little bit larger, and also that I had just slightly more counter space. There is also a section of the kitchen that I feel the space could be used more efficiently (i.e. there is no counter there where there could be).
So, I am considering knocking down the wall between my kitchen and my dining room, and expanding the kitchen slightly. I already know that I want new counters, and the cabinets will either need to be painted white, or need new faces, but I am not interested in spending money on new cabinets. I don't think I will have to move plumbing.
Will knocking down the wall and essentially merging the rooms (there will be an island in between) hurt the resale value of my home?
What are some other things I need to think about when doing this?
Who do I hire, a general contractor? a carpenter?
Who do I talk to if I want someone to help me design a really efficient kitchen space?